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Just announced: Default Sessions, 25th April.

Default Sessions

25 April / 19:30 / More Info  / Buy Tickets

Default Sessions brings you a host of live acts and DJs playing a range of genres from drum and bass to jazz.

Live: LYTZ, Chappell, Rogerdean, Petchii, Darbi, Lenny, CITY, The Navettes

DJs: Mulroy, Lankeh

£3 on the door

Just announced: Sing City Summer 2016

Sing City Summer 2016

20 April - 22 June / 18:00 - 20:00 / More Info / Free Entry

Brighter Sound presents Sing City songwriting and vocal collective for 13-18’s.

Broaden skills, collaborate and perform with Sing City this summer 2016. Share ideas, write new music and of course, make new friends. Sing City sessions include:

  • Songwriting
  • Singing
  • Composition and arrangement
  • Instrumental techniques
  • Music production and recording
  • Sound engineering
  • Masterclasses and workshops with guest artists
  • Music industry insights into starting your career
  • Performance opportunities across Manchester

    Sessions are led by a team of professional musicians including Liam Frost, Sara Lowes and James Holt, as well as a number of guest musicians. Past guests have included psych-pop quintet Blossoms, British indie stars Field Music, award-winning folk fusion quintet Project Jam Sandwich, critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Josephine and The Futurehead’s frontman Barry Hyde.

    At the end of every month, there is a Sing City Live night giving young musicians the opportunity to perform live on stage at one of Manchester’s best live music venues, Band on the Wall. 

    Open to 13-18’s.  Drop-in sessions, no booking required.

    More info: 0161 830 3899 |

    Additional Event Information

    • Venue: Band on the Wall
    • Day: Wednesdays
    • Dates: 20, 27 April. 4, 11, 18 May*. 8, 15, 22 June.
    • Times: 6-8pm
    • Price: Free
    • *Please note, this date requires booking here
    • Sing City Live nights: 25 May. 29 June
    • Times: 7-9pm

    Just announced: The Albion Christmas Band, 15th December.

    The Albion Christmas Band

    15 December / 19:30 / More Info / Buy Tickets

    Founder of Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span and The Albion Band, Ashley Hutchings is joined on stage by Kellie While (Albion Band), Simon Care (Edward II) and Simon Nicol (Fairport Convention), for an evening of traditional English Christmas music, carols, spoken word, humorous readings and dance.

    It really is the perfect way to start your festivities. This year will see a collection of new material alongside old favourites from their back catalogue of Xmas albums.

    With sell-out tours at venues such as Buxton Opera House, The New Vic Stoke and The Sage, Gateshead, The Albion Christmas Band bring a hugely popular show which appeals to all ages.

    Described in The Guardian as “the perfect antidote to the corporate Christmas”, this is a show you must not miss!

    "Ashley Hutchings is the single most important figure in English folk rock” - Bob Dylan

    Just announced: Mr Scruff & Francois K at Old Granada Studios, Manchester, 3rd June.

    Mr Scruff & Francois K at Old Granada Studios, Manchester

    03 June / 21:00 / More Info / Buy Tickets

    The original Manchester residency celebrates 17 years!

    Band on the Wall present another extra special Keep It Unreal session at Old Granada Studios. Scruff & extra special guest François K will be rolling up their sleeves serving up a 6 hour DJ session of jazz, soul, hip hop, funk, disco, deep house, reggae, acrobat, latin, electro, techno, new wave and plenty of goodies that don’t fit into any category.

    As always, expect top notch sound, a lovely atmosphere & tea.

    Just announced: Steve Howe (Yes), 11th October.

    Steve Howe (Yes)

    11 October / 19:30 / More Info / Buy Tickets

    For nearly 40 years, Steve Howe has been at the forefront of guitarists in popular music.

    Actually, simply referring to Howe as a just a guitarist is limiting. In addition to being a songwriter, he plays more instruments than just the guitar. If it has strings and a fretboard, Howe has mastered it and recorded with it at some point on one of countless albums he’s been a part of as a group member, solo artist and special guest.

    In 1970 he joined Yes, who go on to become one of the most influential bands of their time, developing a unique style of popular music.

    Howe went on to be voted Best Overall Guitarist in Guitar Player magazine five years in a row between 1977 and 1981 and was inducted into Guitar Player’s Gallery of Greats in 1981.

    Gibson Guitar Corporation, the maker of Howe’s second electric guitar (which he was still playing forty years later), said that Howe had ‘elevated rock guitar into an art form’ and ‘helped define a new style of music known as art rock.’ In a tribute to Howe and his personal favourite ES-175 guitar, Gibson produced a Steve Howe Signature ES-175 in 2002.

    On top of this, Howe received further critical acclaim when Rolling Stone ranked him number sixty-nine on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of all Time in 2003.

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